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Dalton man arrested for car theft and fraud

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A Dalton man was arrested Wednesday night on charges of vehicle theft and fraud.

Acting on an anonymous tip, the Dalton Police Department arrested 41-year-old Jamie Michael Anderson.

Officials say Anderson had been wanted by police since January, after stealing a 2007 Toyota Camry in Dalton, and using the victim's credit cards.

The two suspects were caught on surveillance video using the stolen credit cards.

Dalton Police distributed pictures of the suspects to local media outlets and soon after, Anderson and his accomplice, 34-year-old Crystal Russell, were identified.

A sheriff's deputy spotted the stolen Toyota Camry in Fannin County on January 19th, and attempted to pull the vehicle over on suspicion of impaired driving.

Anderson was driving the car and did not stop, leading the deputy on a short pursuit. Fannin County deputies located the abandoned car in a driveway a little while later.

Russell was found hiding near the scene, but Anderson got away.

Russell was arrested and charged with motor vehicle theft and nine counts of financial transaction fraud. Officials say the stolen vehicle was returned to its owner.

On Wednesday night, Dalton Police officers went to the Cliffs Apartments after receiving an anonymous tip on Anderson's whereabouts.

Officials say after a short wait, Anderson appeared at the door and he was taken into custody without incident.

He was charged with motor vehicle theft and nine counts of financial transaction fraud.

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